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Apple Cider Vinegar  

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Posted by Lynn (Kirkland, WA) on 05/25/2008
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I tried Apple Cider Vinegar because I have been suffering from constant diarrhea. A doctor recommended Apple Cider Vinegar being helpful to kill parasites which might be the root cause of my problem. However, I have stomach cramps plus severe burning after I drank it. I had 7 parts of vinegar & 3 parts of water. This is way too concentrated. I just thought to share this with others... Please dilute your vinegar!

Replied by David
London, Uk

Yes after reading a few comments, people seem to be taking far to much ACV in one hit, I have been taking ACV( with mother intact) daily for 3 years now, I take 2 tspns(Teaspoons) in an 8oz glass of warm water 3 times daily, usualy with my meals ( I sip it through a straw) its cleared up my sinus problems which I had for many years, and I haven't had a cold or influenza in 3 years... hope it helps.

Posted by Doris (Muskegon, MI) on 05/16/2008
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Diarrhea Remedies: Thank God for this site. I was miserable and at 4:00 in the morning googled and found this site. Tried two TBLS in warm tea and within 15 minutes my stomach was calm and my intestines were no longer rumbling - TRULY AMAZING. 24 hours later and no problems.

Posted by Karen (Lisle, IL USA) on 04/09/2008
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Thanks! Could not believe it when I tried the APPLE CIDER VINEGAR CURE. A few TBS in a 1/2 cup of warm water (drank it like a shot of schnapps) first thing this morning, and here I am CURED. Diarrhea Die-a-Gone! Thanks again. It is a miracle to me after suffering for a week. k now ok

Replied by Ross
Spokane, USA
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Apple cider vinegar for diarrhea: Just tried it an feeling a bit better. Wish I would have read the comments cause I drank the stuff straight. Started off tasting like pickle jucie and quickly turned so bitter. Never going to drink it straight again. I think I heard my tounge screaming :)

Posted by Ray (Valdosta, Georgia) on 03/31/2008
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Thank god for this site!!! Apple Cider Vinegar. After three straight days of constaint i mean every 20-30 minuits of going to the bathroom with the worst diarrhea ever in my life, I had to try something as the normal drugs did not touch it one bit, I did a Google search for help for this site read about ACV and got hold of some, granted I was in such bad shape I took 3-4 Tbsp of it with a very small amount of water, OMG in mear minuites my tummy felt better and NO more trips to the bathroom, till about 17 hours later and all was back to normal. I have told many of this and even sent e-mails to spread the word thank you to all who have shared and god bless.

p.s. Now going to give the weight loss with ACV a shot.

Posted by Bruce L. (Kaneohe, Hawaii) on 03/30/2008
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Well, like everyone else, I thought I was dying for a few days. My trips to the bathroom increased and the diarrhea refused to cease. After "googling" diarrhea remedies, I found the only remedy I had the ingredient(s) for; ACV. Now my stomach was a rollercoaster and as soon as I downed the 2Tbsp of ACV (which i think is DISGUSTING BTW)....i feel purrrrrrdy fine and dandy

Posted by Anonymous (Santa Barbara, Ca) on 01/16/2008
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I had diarrhea for 3 days and was going to make a Dr. s appointment on the 3rd day, but I decided to try the 2 Tbsp. of Apple Cider Vinegar. I am so glad I did! I really can't believe how well this stuff works. I didn't have diarrhea at all after taking just 2 Tbsp. of ACV. I am amazed and SO glad I found this web site!!! Thanks for this web site and thank you to everyone who has posted there feedback, it really helped me out!

Posted by Stella (Chelmsford, Essex, England UK) on 10/06/2007
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I had explosive diarrhoea for a period of 4 weeks travelling in China from Beijing to Xian. No chemicals did anything but treat the symptoms. Upon returning home and taking an anti-biotic the diarrhoe went from explosive to less explosive. Test came back a "virus". I was getting really down by this and starting trawling th intenet. I came upon this site and through I'd try the cider vinegar - what did I have to lose. After my first dose I felt a difference right away. My stomach felt "different". I continued with the cider vinegar and 3 months later, I am completely cured. It didn't happen overnight for me as I had 4 weeks in China to recover from. But I am so grateful for finding this site. I'm also thankful for all the comments that persuaded me to give it a try. Thanks to all those who posted comments as you certainly gave me the confidence to give it a go - your comments cured me!

Posted by Yehuda (Jerusalem, Israel) on 09/05/2007
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After suffering from violent diarrhea for 18 days and losing almost 6 pounds that I did not need to lose, I looked here and saw the advice to use Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV). I grabbed the bottle of regular grocery store ACV and took 2 Tablespoons with a lttle juice. It was only mildly unpleasant but the results were almost immediate. The diarrhea stoped immediately and the naseau did, too. After spending most of the last 18 days in the bathroom, I was pleased to not have a bowel movement the lest of the day, slept like a baby at night, and then actually had an appetite this motrning. After a gentle breakfast, I was happy to have a small and regular bowel movement. i decided to have another 2 tablespoons this afternoon. if anythign chages, i will post, otherwise know that this has been an IMMEDIATE life saver. I am an avid mountain biker who usually rides 2 hours 5 or 6 days a week. After 18 days of forced rest, I cannot wait to get back out. Thanks.

Posted by Anne (Manassas, VA) on 03/21/2007
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Apple cider vinegar cured my diarrhea caused by milk and other foods. I switched to Lactose Free Milk while taking ACV and eventually the diarrhea was gone. I continued to take ACV 3x/day (2 tsp in 8 oz of water before each meal) for 2 months when I decided to see if drinking regular skim milk (as I used to) would cause the diarrhea again. To my surprise, I no longer get diarrhea to any foods, not even to milk. So thank you God for ACV. Another good effect I had as a result of taking ACV is the disappearance of a couple of moles.

Posted by Chaka (Gardena, CA) on 01/02/2007
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I can't believe it! I had diarrhea for 5 days!!! I had no nausea, no fever and no signs of dehydration, so I didn't want to go to a doctor and go through expensive and time consuming work ups for them to tell me they couldn't find the cause. So decided to try whatever I could at home. Repeated doses of Immodium and Pepto Bismol, but nothing worked. Until I read this page and tried the Apple Cider Vinegar. Amazing! Immediately, the cramping stopped and after 3 doses, I was cured the same day!!! The suggestion to mix with Apple Juice was a good one. It's pretty yucky with just water, but at that point, I was willing to try anything! Can't believe something I've had in my cupboard all along was the answer! Thank you!

Replied by Anonymous
Milo, Maine, USA
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I too had a bad case for 4 days with no other symptoms - well, other than tremendous gas. It would build in my belly until it was painful to touch and then when it was released you would think you were standing in a wind tunnel. I tried Pepto and Immodium to no avail. I talked to my doctor after office hours and he told me the only thing they would do at the ER is put me on an IV for dehydration. I trusted in google, found the site, and tried ACV. Unlike most other accounts, I didn't find immediate relief. My stomach was still playing the part of a cement mixer churning out gas but once that passed an hour or two later, I have been relatively symptom free. 2 Tbsp in some water seems to have trumped the marvels of modern medicine.

Posted by Louise (Ocala,Fl.) on 02/11/2006
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I had diarrhea ( including blood ) almost constantly for 8 1/2 weeks after a " holiday " party at work. I received the advice of 6 MD's, 1 nurse practitioner,& several public health nurses. I had lab tests done. Besides all that , I am a registered nurse. No one knew what was wrong with me ( and yet they wanted to do even more expensive and invasive tests ). I could eat only certain things. When I would take prescription medication - I had to keep taking it. Over the counter medication stopped the diarrhea but left me in constant pain and drowsiness. This week I was blessed to remember something I heard a long time ago about apple cider vinegar. So I tried a few mouthfuls. I had already had about 6 bowel movements that day. I didn't have any more problems that day ( to my surprise ) even though I had eaten alot. My only problem now is to figure out what should I eat first...a pizza ?, chocolate malt ?, grilled cheese with tomato ? I am very grateful to the Almighty for creating such a thing as apple cider vinegar.

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I was on my fourth day of extreme diarrhea and was becoming concerned because of no relief. I had recently completed taking antibiotics for a tooth infection and had started taking a probiotic with a high concentration of L-acidophilus. I'm sure that was helping. But when I started taking raw, unfiltered organic apple cider vinegar with the "mother" I saw immediate results. I also stopped eating any diary products such as milk, eggs, cheese, and also sugar. I always rejoice when I don't have to go to the doctor!

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda  

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Posted by Chris (Romeo, Michigan) on 02/09/2010
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My mom, 82, has bouts of diarrhea every month or so. This last for hours and hours and then slowly it subsides and next day she is okay. I remembered reading about taking ACV for this. I asked her if she would try it and she said yes. I mixed 2 tbsp of ACV (with the mother), and 1/4 tsp of baking soda (without aluminum from health food store) and about 8oz of water, and she drank it. She said immediately that she felt better. I checked on her about 15 minutes later and she said she was 100% better! I'm just elated! And so is she of course. Thank you EARTHCLINIC and TED! And thanks to all who posted their experiences about ACV and diarrhea.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Oil  

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Posted by Jennifer (Sunrise, Fl, Usa) on 08/13/2011
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I went to Morocco this summer and was not as careful as I should have been about avoiding contact with the water. By the end of the trip, I had a classic case of traveler's diarrhea (caused by the presence of E. Coli in the water). My stomach started to bother me and a few days after I left Morocco, I was experiencing excruciating cramping, had liquid bowel movements about 11-12 times per day, had a burning/queasy feeling in my stomach, had chills, could not eat, and was generally miserable. Every anti-diarrhea medication that I tried or was prescribed (I tried 5) had absolutely NO effect on me. It wasn't too long before my fiance's parents knew ALL about my bowel problems (to my embarassment), so my fiance's mom gave me apple baby food which seemed to help a little. I suffered for another 3 days, and on the final day I had to travel home for over 24 hours, including a 11-hour flight, and with my condition it seemed like it was going to be a disaster.

the trip I looked up remedies on EC and bought some ACV (couldn't buy the kind with the mother, because I was not in the US at the time). I took the ACV about 3 times that day and the cramping and nausea disappeared and the frequency of my bowel movements greatly decreased. When I got back to the US I was able to take some ACV with the mother, took some coconut oil in chai (which contains cinnamon), ate some applesauce with cinnamon, and in one day my problem was completely GONE, finally putting an end to my 10 days of suffering. Thank you EC!!!! And readers, PLEASE do not drink the water in developing countries ;)

N.B.: Coconut oil might have been effective in my case because my diarrhea was caused by a bacterial/parasitic infection, but coconut oil generally has a laxative effect on most people, so use with caution!

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Posted by Chris (Dighton, MA) on 01/12/2009
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Terrible diarreha as of late. Doctor thinks it is a form of colitis. It got so bad I couldn't leave the house. Took Apple cider vinegar 2 teaspoons in water 2x a day. Then Tumeric 1 teaspoon in water. 2x a day. pow! It stopped. Then went on to make sure. Kefir fortified with 10 billion acidophilis 2x a day. No more rumbling and colon sensitivity has subsided. Then went on to a pinch of allspice in warm water before bedtime. I went after this think with both barrels. Have not been bothered since. I think that it was a yeast infection in the intestines. They can not screen for a yeast infection unless it has gotten into the blood stream. At which time you are in serious trouble.

ringing in ears
sensitivity in colon
outbreaks of eczema
skin rashed that came and went.
Itching in the ears. A nagging cough.

Cough is still there, it has only been 2 days now, but it is subsiding. Oh yes, outbreaks of atheletes foot, from time to time.

Replied by Chris
Dighton, Ma

Diarrhea - wrote in 2009 and is published on this site. Had severe problems. The cures I took got rid of the diarrhea completely. Kifir a 5 oz. glass, 2 teaspoons of ACV in 5 oz. of water 2x a day. A pinch of all spice in warm water before going to bed. Acidophilus 5 million a day. I added butter milk also.

I have not been bothered since. I do not have to take these any more and have not after about 6 weeks.

Replied by Margarita
London, Uk

The list of symptoms you describe suggest a bad parasite infestation. Try taking a parasite cleanse tincture that contains Wormwood, Cloves and green Black Walnut hulls. Worked very well for me. Check the dosage on the internet as you need to start slowly with 3 drops a day and work up slowly.

Replied by Oregano
On, Canada

Dear Margarita, as a parasitologist, I think you got Entamoeba. Histolytica or E. Coli. Entamoeba. Histolytica is a very dangerous nasty protozoa. It destroys the tissues that is why it is called Histolytica. The best treatment is 2 grams of tinidazol for 4 days followed by an amoebicidal agents like paromomycine or diloxanide for 10 days to kill the cysts. Reinfection may occure and you have to take extra steps in washing your hands and cleaning your toilets.

S.boulardii might help.

In case of E. coli which is a bacteria known as the traveler bacteria, the approach is different.

Contact me at pollopollop(at)live(dot)ca for more informations and stubborn cases. All the best